how to update code-server on code-server dropplet?

Current code-server OneClick dropplet has code-server v3.0.2 Code-server v3.1.1 is available What would be the procedure to update? I assume there is more to do than just copying the updated source to /usr/local/lib/code-server.


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Jérome, Did you also touch /tmp? Do you have any logs? (ie see anything interesting in systemctl status code-server when trying to updagrade) For inspiration, check the issue and the comments . That’s what directed me to updating auths.


I have the same issue to update from 3.1.1 to 3.2.0.

I keep getting the push notification, when I click it says it has updated to 3.2.0 but then after a few seconds I get the same notification again. After checking in the terminal, I’m still on 3.1.1

I installed code server manually by dropping the files in /usr/local/lib and making a symbolic link in /usr/local/bin, and registered it as a service.

I tried to change permissions for /usr/local/lib/code-server, it still doesn’t work…

Thank for your help.

Managed to get it working, I’ll attempt to answer my own question :-)

3.2.0 update is now available and a prompt in the browser should ask you to update. If you simply click it, it will attempt, might tell you it’s been successful but probably fail.

As auto-updates are enabled by default, the issue seems to be related to /usr/lobal/lib authorisation. chmod the folder or change the coder user/group permissions (/tmp might also need a check).

Update via Browser prompt worked.

in 3.2.0 there’s also a change to the host / port binds which stopped me accessing the site. From the release note: “Deprecate --host and --port in favor of --bind-addr which takes the form host:port. For example: --bind-addr localhost:8080.”. So I updated /usr/local/bin/code-server to read : PASSWORD=$(cat /etc/code-server/pass) /usr/local/lib/code-server/code-server --cert --bind-addr

Restarted code-server & service… voila.